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Databases at other libraries

Need access to a database SIA does not subscribe to? Here's a brief guide to some of what's available, and where.

Other libraries in London tells you now to access these libraries, and gives more information about their online resources.

Please note that you will need to join a library to use its databases, and you will generally have to use the computers provided by the library you are visiting. You wil not be able to access these databases outside the library in question, or on your own device. The exception is Westminster Reference Library, which allows access for members to some databases from any location. Other public libraries offer the same.

Access to Research (scholarly material on many subjects: only available from within the library)
Westminster Reference Library
many other public libraries

Art Sales Catalogues Online (Lugt's Répertoire)
British Library
National Art Library

Art Sales Index
National Art Library

Artists of the World Online (Thieme and Becker/Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon)
British Library
National Art Library

Bibliography of Asian Studies
SOAS (limited access except for MAMCAA students)

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
BFI (British Film Institute) Library

Fashion Monitor
Westminster Reference Library

Film & Television Literature Index
BFI (British Film Institute) Library

Film Index International
BFI (British Film Institute) Library

Gordon's Photography Prices
National Art Library

Gordon's Print Prices
National Art Library

Index of Christian Art
British Library
National Art Library

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
British Library
National Art Library
Westminster Reference Library
many other public libraries

Oxford English Dictionary
British Library
National Art Library
Westminster Reference Library
many other public libraries

Research Silver
National Art Library
Westminster Reference Library

Russian Avant-Garde
British Library

SCIPIO
British Library
National Art Library

Many more business databases are available at the British Library and Westminster Reference Library. The British Library also has a huge collection of newspaper databases and many online journals.

 

 

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